Author: Marci Koski
Hot Weather and Cool Cats!
Make sure your cats stay cool in the summer heat! Wait a minute - are we talking about the same creatures who reach near-spontaneous-combustion temperatures when they bask in a sunny […]
Litterbox Lessons: The Litterbox Location
People love their cats. But people generally don’t love litterboxes. And that’s understandable – they can be dusty, smelly, sticky, and just unpleasant to deal with. Which means that litterboxes […]
Give Your Cat the Freedom of Choice!
We like to think that, in our homes and daily lives, we are in control. Having a measure of control is something that gives us a sense of security, predictability, […]
Litterbox Lessons: Litterbox Access For All!
I'd like to tell you a short story. I'm sharing this story with you because cat behaviorists are people too, and the cats they live with are, well, also cats. […]
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do is euthanize my 14-year-old tortoiseshell cat, Zoe. My petite little Zoe had been with me for some of the most […]
Specially-Abled Cats are Pawesome!
May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day (formerly Disabled Pets Day)! I'm so happy that I get to write about this nationally-recognized day, since cats with special needs or handicaps […]
You CAN Train Your Cat!
I previously wrote an article on the benefits of using positive reinforcement to encourage your cat to exhibit "good" behaviors. I'd like to take the application of positive reinforcement one […]
Using Positive Reinforcement to Encourage Good Cat Behavior
You know how people say that cats can't be trained? I will heartily disagree with that statement! In fact, cats have got this training concept down pat. Think about it […]
Poison Prevention Week – What Cat Guardians Need to Know
This year, National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26. Usually we think about how to protect ourselves and our family, but many of us overlook some of our most vulnerable […]
Caring for Cats in Winter
In the Pacific Northwest, the coldest months are probably in January and February. However, the next couple of months can still be chilly and wet, and we've been surprised more […]